MSCO nets over 150lbs of meds from Operation Medicine Drop

MSCO nets over 150lbs of meds from Operation Medicine Drop

 Macon County residents took a step in the fight against prescription drug abuse this weekend by taking part in Operation Medicine Drop. The drug take back event was hosted by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office in coordination with the DEA, PartnershipforDrugfree.org, and Safe Kids of North Carolina. Officers set up drop off locations at the…

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NC expands ‘Move Over Law’

A new version of the state’s Move Over law goes went into effect October 1, requiring motorists to change lanes or slow down to avoid roadside utility and maintenance crews bearing flashing amber lights. The General Assembly voted in June 2012 to include utility and road maintenance operations displaying amber lights – including some N.C.…

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VA warns of scams targeting Veterans

  The N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs joins the N.C. Attorney General in warning veterans about scams observed in North Carolina and across the nation regarding companies that require payment for processing of pension and other benefits forms. According to VA officials, there are so-called pension poachers who target veterans through seminars and other seemingly…

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Nearly 6 inches of rain soaks Macon County in two days

The month of October has brought heavy rain to Macon County and western North Carolina. According to the Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, the monthly rainfall average in Macon County for October has already been exceeded in just two days. They report a total of 5.93 inches of rain for Monday and Tuesday of this week. The…

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US, NC candidates invited to Jackson forum

As election season heats up undecided voters can hear more on issues from western North Carolina candidates during a forum at the Jackson County library Monday, October 15, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Those invited include:   • US Congressional District 11 candidates Mark Meadows and Hayden Rogers • NC Senate District 50 candidates Jim Davis and…

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Troopers investigate accidents with injuries

The North Carolina Highway Patrol investigated multiple accidents in the Franklin area with injuries late last week. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol, 48-year old Paula Hogan, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida was hurt in a motorcycle accident on the Wayah Road on Thursday. Reports indicate that around 8:30 a.m. Hogan…

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  • November 24, 2014 6:00 pmTHANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
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  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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